Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Ca Phe Sua Da)

Similar to Thai iced tea, the Vietnamese replace the red tea with French roast coffee to create an equally flavorful drink. Sip and enjoy!

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee- Ca Phe Sua Da

The contrast between the bitterness of French roast coffee and the soothing sweet creaminess of condensed milk makes this classic perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me up.
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Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Vietnam
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steeping coffee: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Heatproof container (4 cups or more)
  • Paper coffee filter
  • Medium saucepan or tea pot


  • 1 cup Ground dark roast coffee (i.e. French roast, Italian espresso)
  • 3 cups Water
  • ½ cup Sweetened condensed milk


  • Boil water. Place coffee grounds in a heatproof container. Slowly pour water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion until saturated. Without stirring, let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • Place coffee filter in a coffee cone or strainer over a clean carafe. A drip coffee maker is ideal for this stage. Slowly pour steeped coffee through the filter. Discard the filter and grounds. Stir condensed milk into the coffee until blended.
  • Fill tall glasses with ice cubes. Pour coffee mixture over cubes and serve immediately.


  • Brewed coffee with condensed milk can be made in advance and refrigerated up to 3 days. Pour over ice cubes to serve.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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